This Weekend, Pop Culture Springs to Life with the Long Beach Comic Con

Photo by Jason T. Smith

Photo by Jason T. Smith

By Nolan P. Smith

Staff Reporter

(Victor Valley)– This weekend, sunny Southern California will once again bring together a plethora of artists, writers, movie stars, cosplayers, fans and more as the Long Beach Comic Con returns with a host of talent.

A big part of this weekend has to be the appearance of certain key cast members from the cult classic TV series, Firefly. The show, created by Joss Whedon, of Avengers fame, has amassed quite the following in the science fiction world since it’s debut, and even spawned a feature film sequel with Serenity. Actors to be in attendance include Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Summer Glau.

Photo by Nolan P. Smith

Photo by Nolan P. Smith

Of course, you can’t have a comic convention without comic book creators, and this convention has some of the biggest names in the industry. Appearing at the convention are Peter David (X-Factor), Steve Epting (Co-Creator of The Winter Soldier), Ale Garza (Maidenage), Joelle Jones (Lady Killer), Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Marv Wolfman (creator of The New Teen Titans, Blade the Vampire Hunter), among many more. Fans of the animated Batman series and the recently released animated feature Batman: The Killing Joke, will be happy to know that Batman himself, Kevin Conroy, will be in attendance as well.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://longbeachcomiccon.com/.

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